Below is a list of successful applicants for the beginning of April 2021 Ethnic Communities Development Fund.

It is available in Adobe.

For all enquiries please contact 0800 824 824 or by email



Amount Granted

Project name


Al Murtaza Association (NZ) Incorporated

Partial Fund


Post COVID 19-Community Kids Picnic and celebrate Eid Festival


Arogya Mantra

Partial Fund

$5,000 FREE Bollywood Dance workshops for Schools across NZ  Nationwide

Auckland Tibetan Association


$10,000 Strengthening community connection and development program Nationwide

Changemakers Resettlement Forum Incorporated

Partial Fund

$37,767 World Refugee Day Festival (WRD Festival) Wellington

Children's Autism Foundation

Partial Fund

$14,809 Autism Family Support for Ethnic Families Far North / Auckland

Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Society (CZCS)

Partial Fund $22,300 Vibrant Migrant Canterbury / Otago

Dunedin Philippine Club Inc.

Fund $5,000 121st Philippine Independence Day Celebration Dunedin

Dunedin Senior Chinese Association

Fund $14,010 Regular Activities Dunedin

Dunedin Tai Chi Club

Partial Fund $9,260 Dunedin Tai Chi Club Activities Dunedin

English Language Partners New Zealand Trust

Fund $5,669 Reaching non-funded English learners in Rotorua Rotorua

INZ Educare Charitable Trust

Partial Fund $5,000 'The Econ Series' Auckland

Korean Community Wellness Society

Fund $37,800 Asian Community Wellbeing and Resilience Building Project Auckland

Lady Khadija Charitable Trust

Partial Fund $27,500 Together in Humanity 2021| Theme: Stronger Together) Canterbury

Libyan Society in New Zealand Incorporated

Fund $4,250 Eid Al Fitr Community celebration Auckland

Muskaan Care Trust NZ

Partial Fund $10,000 Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Aotearoa NZ (TASCA NZ) Auckland

New Zealand Chinese Association - Nelson Branch Incorporated

Fund $2,680 Capacity Building for the Management Body to Provide Better Services Marlborough

New Zealand Eid Day Trust Board

Partial Fund $15,050 Christchurch Eid Day (Al Fitr) 2021 Christchurch
 New Zealand Jewish Council Incorporated Partial Fund $15,000 A comprehensive survey of the level and incidence of antisemitism in New Zealand Nationwide
New Zealand Telugu Association Incorporated Partial Fund $15,000 New Zealand Telugu Association 2021-2022 Funding Auckland
Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNANZ) Incorporated  Partial Fund $7,000 Community Wellbeing Project for Women, Child and youth Bay of Plenty
NZ Ethnic Social Services Trust Partial Fund $15,000 Professional Counselling in Persian, Farsi Language Auckland
Pakistani Association of Canterbury New Zealand Incorporated Partial Fund $10,000 Celebration of Culture and Faith 2021 Christchurch
Pearl of the Islands Foundation Incorporated Partial Fund $10,000 Friendship Iftar dinners 2021 Nationwide
Pinoy CARES Canterbury Partial Fund $28,895 Empowering Communities Through Sports, Culture and Arts Canterbury
Porirua Kapiti Community Law Centre Trust Fund $10,000 Civics Project Porirua
Re-Creators Charitable Trust Partial Fund $10,000 DIY Skills Based Workshops for Migrants and Former Refugees. Auckland
Rise and Shine Worship Ministry - New Zealand Partial Fund $10,000 Ethnic identity and rise and shine positive youth development Auckland
Rise and Shine Worship Ministry - New Zealand Partial Fund $5,000 God’s Plan to Connect the Dots Auckland
Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust Fund  $20,000 Southern Plunket Ethnic Family Support Groups Otago / Canterbury
Russian for Kids Incorporated Partial Fund  $10,000 Russian poetry and drama on Auckland stage Auckland
Shabach Arts NZ Fund  $10,000 Shabach Season 2 Christchurch
Shivarchan Senior Citizens Association Partial Fund  $10,000 Fiji Girmit and Diwali festival Auckland
Tamil Society Waikato Inc Partial Fund  $10,000 Culture, Community Wellbeing and Resilience Project (hereafter The Project). Hamilton
The Asian Network Incorporated (TANI) Partial Fund  $60,000 Community Health and Wellbeing Project Auckland
The Thai Society of Canterbury Inc. Partial Fund  $2,690 Magic of Thailand 2021 Canterbury
United Filipinos in Mid Canterbury Partial Fund  $5,700 Miss Teen UNIFIL and Philippine Cultural Fashion Show Ashburton
Waitaki Multicultural Council Incorporated Partial Fund  $15,000 Building, Well Being, Capability and Capacity Waitaki
Wellbeing Charitable Trust Board Partial Fund $10,000 Together, stronger Nationwide
Wellington Russian Club Charitable Trust Fund $3,000 Russian Festival 2021 Wellington

Total funds disbursed for April 2021: $523,380

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